The Swift Current Broncos have added some size and physicality to their lineup with the addition of Calvin Spencer from Seattle for a 6th round bantam draft pick. Spencer has put up 18 points and fought 7 times in 100 WHL games. He’s 6’1 and 216lbs. Word is he plays a physical game, kills penalties and is a good leader. Here is my chat with Broncos Coach/GM Mark Lamb on that deal, the upcoming camp and the re-aggravated injury of Cole Johnson…
Borncos Coach/GM Mark Lamb Interview:
Spencer adds an element of physicality, size and toughness the Broncos needed after losing some of those types of players in the off season. Is there potential for him to become more than that? For sure. A lot of 19-year-olds break through offensively after getting used to the league. We’ve seen veterans take their game to the next level in Swift Current and he could be another.
The Broncos have found some good veteran help from Seattle in the past with guys like Chance Lund, Connor Sanvido and Andrew Johnson. We’ll see if Spencer is cut from that same mould.
That’s the good news. The bad news for the Broncos this week is that Cole Johnson re-injured his shoulder after missing all of last season. We don’t know the extent of it yet but that’s a huge blow to the Broncos and especially Johnson. This is a guy who I felt would be a future captain. Hopefully these injuries don’t cut the legs out from under him. He fits what this team needs to a T.
Training camp starts on August 27th.